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Rialto For Short

The big screen is for upcoming filmmakers

Rialto embraces innovation and therefor wants to offer new, not yet discovered talent a chance to present their films. Are you such a talent, do you make films, video clips, commercials, or similar? And would you like to see your own film on the big screen? Submit your work to Rialto for Short, a programme that enables beginners, film amateurs and film students to show their work to an audience as well as to film professionals. 

How does it work?
- At least one month before the next edition, you submit your completed film. All films from all genres are welcome;
- A jury of film professionals will select three films from all submissions;
- On the evening of the screening, always on a Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, the audience, the jury and the special guest will choose the winner of the evening.

Your entry must meet the following criteria:
- The film is no longer than 20 minutes;
- If the film is not in Dutch or English, please submit it with Dutch or English subtitles;
- The film was produced between 2020 and 2022;
- Please submit the film with a Vimeo or YouTube link;
- You, or another crew member, will be present during the film screening to answer questions about the film.

Does your film meet the conditions? In that case sign up via this link.

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Member of the jury
Sacha Gertsik

Sacha Gertsik does not only write about film for De Filmkrant, she is also one of the driving forces behind De Ontmoeting, an initiative that offers young filmmakers a chance to find their feet in the Dutch film industry. In addition, she is active as a film producer.

Member of the jury
Aiman Hassan

Aiman Hassani is a filmmaker, talent scout and change maker for inclusiveness and diversity in film and television. In 2020, he won the &Award personal award during the Code Diversity & Inclusion event, which puts cultural organisations and professionals who successfully contribute to more diversity & inclusion in the spotlight.

Member of the jury
Jeltje Hillen

Jeltje Hillen is head of projects at crowdfunding platform CineCrowd and co-founder of talent development project De Ontmoeting and talent hub De Klik.